Black Beans and Rice Recipe

Black Beans and Rice first came to our attention as a suggested companion to Creajun Shrimp.  Use it there, or with almost any other shrimp recipe.  It's great.

Black Beans and Rice  serving suggestion
Black Beans and Rice  companion dish


Preparation time: 10 Min.
Cooking time: 10 Min.
Servings: main course dishes



• brown rice - uncooked
• chicken or vegetable broth
• zucchini finely diced
• eggplant finely diced
• yellow squash finely diced
• red pepper - finely diced
• red onion - finely diced
• cloves garlic - minced
• Cajun spice mix
• black beans, cooked
• olive oil
• Salt and Pepper to taste

• 1/2 cup (120 ml) brown rice - uncooked

• 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) chicken or vegetable broth

• 1 cup (240 ml) zucchini finely diced

• 1 cup  (240 ml) eggplant finely diced

• 1 cup  (240 ml) yellow squash finely diced

• 1 cup  (240 ml) red pepper - finely diced

• 1/2 red onion - finely diced

• 2 cloves garlic - minced

• 1/2 tablespoon (7.5 ml) Cajun spice mix

• 1 cup  (240 ml) black beans, cooked

• 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil

• Salt and Pepper to taste



  1. Cooking rice according to package directions.
  2. While rice is cooking, preheat a large fry pan using medium-low heat.
  3. Add the olive oil and sauté onions, red pepper and garlic for 3-4 minutes, stirring. Til onions are becoming translucent.
  4. Add zucchini, squash and eggplant. Cook another 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Sprinkle Cajun spices and beans and continue cooking another 4-5 minutes - until all vegetables are soft.
  6. Season with dash of salt.
  7. When the  rice is cooked, drain and add to vegetables.
  8. Sauté together and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Good cooking, Bon Appetit and enjoy your Black Beans and Rice!

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